Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson is co-sponsoring a bill aimed at mortgage underwriting. The measure would give federal loan agencies access to information that predicts a homeowner’s energy bills.
Georgia now ranks fourth in the nation for home foreclosures, rising two percent in August. But over the past year, there's been a downward trend in Georgia foreclosures. New numbers from RealtyTrac show Georgia had more than 11,000 foreclosure filings in August. Most came in metro Atlanta counties.
A new report by the National Homebuilding Association grading industry confidence shows the South as the only region with signs of an upward trend. But that trend may be hard to find in the Georgia homebuilding industry.